Part One: Spirituality 101

It has become trendy to be spiritual. From yoga festivals to celebrities sharing their own brand of wisdom, spirituality seems to be getting popular. But for some, it feels foreign and out of reach. If you have no idea how to “be spiritual”, take comfort in the fact that there is nothing for you to acquire; you already ARE spiritual. You just need to remember what you’ve forgotten. You don’t need to change who you are, give up your religion or adopt a new one. Spirit is right here, right now, within you.

 

Part Two: The Path to Freedom

Underneath every desire is the aspiration for freedom. When you ask yourself, “What do I want?” and keep asking, you’ll see that the ultimate “want” is freedom or liberation. On the outside, we are living our lives in pursuit of success and happiness. On the inside, we long to be free.

 

Part Three: Practical Applications

The way of surrender seems passive. We choose to rest like a leaf on the ocean and let Life direct our course. To be able to live this way, however, requires active and conscious awareness and participation. We must consistently establish ourselves in the realm invisible to human eyes, coming back to it over and over until, one day, it becomes our permanent home base. And even then, as we continue to live in this world, we will need to remind ourselves of and re-affirm our commitment to the spiritual way of living.